A loan of $425 helped a member to buy more cloth to sew and sell.

God Blessing Group's story

Solomon D. is the leader of the group of five borrowers called God Blessing. He is 52 years old, married, and has four children who range from 10 to 19 years old. He also cares for two siblings. He was only able to attend school through 11th grade due to the Liberian civil war. For four years, Solomon has been sewing in a little shop at the E.L.W.A. Rock Hill community in Paynesville, Liberia. His service is not expensive to customers, which keeps them returning.

Solomon started by sewing for people and was paid but now he sews and sells for himself. He plans to use his 6,000 Liberian dollar portion of this 30,000 Liberian dollar group loan to buy more cloth to sew and sell. His goal is to buy more cloth to sew and serve his customers.

In the photo that accompanies this profile, Solomon is the one holding the sign.

About LEAP:

The Local Enterprise Assistance Program (LEAP) is Liberia's largest and oldest continuously operating microfinance institution with 13 branches across the country. Founded in 1994, the non-profit organization has survived periods of civil war and severe socio-economic hardship. LEAP seeks to help rebuild post-conflict Liberia through its group and individual loans to micro- and small-scale entrepreneurs, and puts emphasis on lending to women.

In this group: Solomon, Martha, Elizabeth, Arena, Fatu

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